Bar News

Old Forester takes starring role in Kingsman

Old Forester takes starring role in Kingsman

Thu 25th May 2017

Old Forester takes starring role in new Hollywood blockbuster, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Old Forester, America’s first bottled bourbon, has partnered with upcoming film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle due to be released on 22nd September 2017. The film is a sequel […]

A Crafty New Look for the Benleva

A Crafty New Look for the Benleva

Wed 24th May 2017

Drumnadrochit’s Benleva Hotel will soon re-open as a Craft Beer Hotel. The hotel, which has a bustling bar and restaurant, has also revamped its 11 bedrooms. All rooms are fitted with powerful mains showers, free view TV, Free WiFI and tea […]

Isle of Arran Distillery – Lochranza

Isle of Arran Distillery – Lochranza

Tue 23rd May 2017

Isle of Arran Distillery, Arran’s first distillery, has a state of the art visitor centre which has recently been totally revamped …

New look Lochside Hotel

New look Lochside Hotel

Fri 13th May 2016

Islay’s Lochside Hotel has had a revamp and it is looking good. The whisky bar and Duffies Bar, dining room and other public areas have been transformed, while the bedrooms too have all been totally refurbished and each, and every one, […]

The Ballygrant Inn adopts Lochside gantry

The Ballygrant Inn adopts Lochside gantry

Wed 11th May 2016

The award-winning whisky bar at The Ballygrant Inn in Islay, has adopted the gantry that was previously in situ at The Lochside Hotel. The hand carved gantry now takes pride of place in the Inn’s function suite. Father and son team, […]

Haig Whisky cocktails prove a hit with the Beckhams

Haig Whisky cocktails prove a hit with the Beckhams

Fri 20th November 2015

Victoria Beckham celebrated the first anniversary of her Dover Street store and closing of London Fashion Week recently by entertaining guests at a private event at her flagship store. The event was sponsored by Haig Club, the whisky brand backed by […]

Fancy your own distillery? Loch Ewe Distillery for sale

Fancy your own distillery? Loch Ewe Distillery for sale

Fri 20th November 2015

Loch Ewe Distillery & Drumchork Lodge Hotel are up for sale. The hotel has 10 en-suite rooms, tasting rooms, whisky bars shop and a two-bed apartment.

Features

Visitor Centre Galore

Visitor Centre Galore

Visitor Centre Galore If you would like to find out more about whisky then why not visit a few whisky distillery visitor centres this summer? Almost half of Scotland’s distilleries are open to the public so there are visitor centres galore, […]

Isle of Arran Distillery – Lochranza

Isle of Arran Distillery – Lochranza

Isle of Arran Distillery, Arran’s first distillery, has a state of the art visitor centre which has recently been totally revamped ...

Blends a Missed Opportunity?

Blends a Missed Opportunity?

Single Malt is King? Right now, as a statement, that’s hard to argue with, and yet when you break it down, you quickly realise just how much of a fallacy it is. So, other than the obvious, what is the real […]

New Sense of Scotland 180° tour of Scotland

New Sense of Scotland 180° tour of Scotland

Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, launched the new Sense of Scotland tour at Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience in May. The revamped tour, which is a specially commissioned film, takes visitors on a stunning 180° panorama […]

Interviews

The Unstoppable Blair Bowman

The Unstoppable Blair Bowman

Blair Bowman is well on his way to being the ‘Whisky Geek’ of the moment. PJ O’Neill caught up with him to find out all his news. Blair Bowman is known the world over as the brains behind World Whisky Day, […]

Alwynne Gwilt aka Miss Whisky

Alwynne Gwilt aka Miss Whisky

Our interviewee this issue is Alwynne Gwilt, who was recently appointed whisky specialist at Wm Grants. She is now responsible for the companies Ancient Reserves Portfolio of whisky which includes the newly launched Ailsa Bay, The Girvan Patent Still, Kininvie and […]

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